‘If there is one mountain bike trip you should do, this is the North Island’s best!’ (Jonathan Kennett). Come and see why with Bridge to Nowhere Tours – offering unforgettable one- and two-day cycle packages including all your transport and accommodation.
If you're looking for the ultimate New Zealand wilderness experience, you have come to the right place. Our wide range of transport and accommodation options will take the stress out of organising your trip, leaving you to savour your unforgettable Whanganui National Park experience.
We are specialists in the Mangapurua Track. Part of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail, this track traverses the remote wilderness of Whanganui National Park. Our family owned and operated business, located within the boundary of the national park, is perfectly placed to provide accommodation, transport and much more.
Bridge to Nowhere Lodge
Sitting high above the Whanganui River, our enchanting piece of paradise is an forgettable base for mountain biking, jet boating, canoeing, hiking and hunting adventures. Break your Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail journey overnight or stay and play for longer after hiking the Mangapurua Track.
Mountain bike the Mangapurua Track
Our trips depart from our base at the Raetihi Holiday Park on SH4 at the start of the Parapara Scenic Highway. After dropping you off at the start of the Mangapurua Track, we’ll give you a tour map with approximate riding times, places of interest and historic sites to see along the way. At the end of your ride, we'll be there to collect you and your bike from Mangapurua Landing and jet boat you downriver to Pipiriki or the Bridge to Nowhere Lodge if you’re staying the night. Canoeing options along the mystical Whanganui River are also available for those wanting to swap paddles for pedals.
Day trips & track transfers
Short on time? We'll pick you up at the end of the Mangapurua Track and transport you and your bikes down the Whanganui River on a thrilling jet boat ride to Pipiriki. We also offer a range of other day trips featuring hiking, biking, canoeing and visiting the famous Bridge to Nowhere.